September 9, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Soviet runner Lyudmila Bragina with a world record 4:01.38 wins the women's 1,500m gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • Soviet Union beats the United States 51-50 in the most controversial game in international basketball history; with US leading 50-49 the final 3 seconds is replayed 3 times until the Soviets finally win

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King retains her title; beats Kerry Melville Reid of Australia 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • West German equestrian rider Liselott Linsenhoff follows her dressage teams gold in Mexico City with the individual dressage title at her home Olympics in Munich

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ben Bronson, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Mike Hampton, pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • Miriam Oremans, Berlicum Neth, tennis star